Press TV (Sputnik) 1-7-15… “Palestine to join ICC on April 1: Ki-moon”

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(Sputnik News link)

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Palestine to join ICC on April 1: Ki-moon (Sputnik News link)

ban_ki_moon_un_1United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1.

In a statement posted on the UN’s treaty website on Tuesday night, the secretary-general said, “The statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.”

On Monday, Herman von Herbel, who serves as ICC registrar, confirmed that the body has received documents by Palestine declaring its acceptance of the body’s jurisdiction. This paves the way for the court’s investigation of Israeli crimes committed during the recent war on Gaza.

When Palestine accedes to the Rome Statute, The Hague-based court would be able to prosecute Israeli officials for…

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